Residents & families needed for development of IPAC standards for LTC

Posted On: May 4, 2021

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) is seeking LTC residents and families to take part in a Resident and Family Centred Care Working Group to direct and assist in the development of CSA Z8004, Operation and Infection Prevention and Control of Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes. This Working Group will be critical in ensuring that the new standard is appropriate in supporting residents in Long-Term Care homes. We need your input as someone with lived experiences to provide insight into how we can build a safer and more caring LTC home environment for everyone. The Working Group will be chaired by Dee Lender (Executive Director – Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils).

If you would like to participate in the Resident and Family Centred Care Working Group, please express your interest via email to Cassandra Gullia, Project Manager at Kindly state why you are interested in joining the Working Group, and include any relevant lived experience that you have in LTC.

Please note that expressions of interest do not guarantee a position on the Working Group, as spaces are limited.

What is expected?

Lived experience as a resident with preference given to residents living in long term care and care homes

Participation and willingness to work on the Working Group

Willingness to share your experiences of LTC, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic

Attendance at virtual (either online or via telephone) meetings over approximately 8 months

Caregivers and frontline staff or team members are welcomed to participate if they work directly with residents or speak on behalf of a resident who cannot speak for themselves.

About the new National Standard of Canada

The CSA Group is launching the development of a proposed new National Standard of Canada (NSC), Operation and Infection Prevention and Control of Long-Term Care Homes (CSA Z8004). CSA Z8004 will be prepared by the Technical Subcommittee on Long-Term Care, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Health Care Facilities. The Standard aims to provide requirements for safe operating practices and for infection prevention and control in long-term care homes

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Academy for Research and Education, Bruyère Research Institute, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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